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Why the NFL was forced to put its new anthem policy on hold before a single game was played

Just two months after it was introduced, the NFL's new policy surrounding the national anthem is falling apart.

NFL’s controversial national anthem policy suddenly on hold after latest outrage over potential punishments

The NFL and NFLPA agreed to suspend the national anthem policy and re-evaluate the league rules surrounding the national anthem and on-field player protests.

Papa John’s founder has left the company after admitting to saying the N-word on a conference call. Here’s a look into his history of cont...

Papa John's founder and former CEO John Schnatter resigned as chairman of the company after admitting to using the N-word on a company conference call. Schnatter previously sparked controversy in his opposition to Obamacare and donated to Trump's presidential campaign.
Colin Kaepernick receiving the SI Muhammed Ali Legacy Award from Sports Illustrated.

The NFL has reportedly made a move that brings Colin Kaepernick’s case to its most ‘pivotal’ moment and could bring it to an end

The NFL has made a request that essentially forces Colin Kaepernick and his legal team to justify that their collusion case against the league should be allowed to continue.

Trump says he wants to meet with NFL players who protest during the national anthem to get recommendations for more pardons

President Donald Trump reiterated his belief that NFL players should be present and stand for the national anthem, but acknowledged that their protests are about social injustice.
Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins has been a strong supporter of the ongoing protests of police violence and racial injustice that NFL players have taken part in over the past two seasons, and took an interesting tact at a recent press conference to refocus the conversation surrounding them.

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins refused to speak with reporters and instead held up signs supporting the ongoing protests in the NFL

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins has been a strong supporter of the ongoing protests of police violence and racial injustice that NFL players have taken part in over the past two seasons, and took an interesting tact at a recent press conference to refocus the conversation surrounding them.
Well, alright then.

There is mounting speculation that the White House ceremony for Eagles fans did not have any Eagles fans

The White House disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles from their ceremonial visit, but still invited Eagles fans to come celebrate the national anthem instead, but the crowd that gathered raised suspicions of whether or not any real fans were in attendance.

White House accuses Eagles of abandoning their fans after Trump disinvited team

After disinviting the Philadelphia Eagles from their White House visit because so few players were expected to attend, a new statement from Trump attempts to shift blame for the cancellation onto the team.
Fox News ran a segment including images that falsely implied Eagles players were kneeling during the national anthem last season.

Fox News apologizes after coming under fire for using photos of Eagles players praying during segment on NFL anthem dispute

During a segment Monday covering the White House's decision to disinvite the Philadelphia Eagles from a planned Tuesday visit, Fox News included images that falsely implied Eagles players were kneeling during the national anthem last season.
Several Philadelphia Eagles players had already indicated that they planned on skipping the ceremonial White House visit after their Super Bowl win in February, but in a statement Monday, the White House appears to have disinvited the team entirely.

Trump disinvites Eagles from White House visit and Philadelphia mayor calls him ‘a fragile egomaniac obsessed with crowd size’

Several Philadelphia Eagles players had already indicated that they planned on skipping the ceremonial White House visit after their Super Bowl win in February, but in a statement Monday, the White House appears to have disinvited the team entirely.